The Tourist Board of the City of Pula, in cooperation with the Tourist Board of Fažana, the Tourist Board of Ližnjan and the Tourist Board of Medulin, has been organizing three excellent quality and, most importantly, authentic tourist facilities for the 13th year in a row. The first is the summer fair of Istrian souvenirs, gastronomic and gourmet products – Istra Mix, the second is Istra Gourmet – a fair of typical Istrian gourmet products and the Fair of Istrian souvenirs where items are made directly in front of tourists.I know I believe you expected these to be examples of mega big events, but precisely because we all look megalomaniacal, many have lost the “compass” and the essence of the whole story.The motive for coming, especially outside the peak season, is the destination, ie the diverse, high-quality and authentic content of the tourist destination. Not every event should or should be large, those “medium and small” events are extremely important and crucial. They give rhythm and soul to the destination.One big event lasts a couple of days, and such facilities last all year round. The right mix of diverse, quality and authentic content, whether large or small, makes a winning formula for the successful development of tourism.But let’s go in order…ISTRIAN SOUVENIR FAIR For the 13th year in a row, the Pula Tourist Board has been organizing the Istrian hand made summer fair of Istrian souvenirs. At the Summer Fair of Craftsmen every week from 15.6.-15.9. artisans will exhibit, sell and produce souvenirs and handicrafts; Mondays and Tuesdays in Pula. The working hours of the fair are from 15.6-31.8. from 20-23, and from 1.9.-15.9. from 19-22 hours.The interesting thing about this event is that some items are made directly in front of tourists. All exhibitors have T-shirts and bags with the Istrian hand made logo to make the event recognizable. The goals of the event are: to enrich the tourist offer of the city and provide tourists with the opportunity to buy handicrafts and indigenous souvenirs.2018 craftsmen will participate in the Istrian hand made fair in 11:Craft ANDARTE-GLASS, Mrs. Morena Andačić, Pula – decorative and useful glass objectsGlass blowing trade LANCIN, Mr. Marko Celija, Pula – making glass objectsHome craft Kolić Gordana, Pula – objects made of modeled wireHome craft Boris Glišić, Pula – Istrian motifs in stoneHome craft Nadija Radola, Pula – Istrian motifs in stonePTO Vetro Miani, Alen Miani, Umag – unique Murano jewelryOPG Pekica Aleksandra, Svetvincenat – lavender productsDomestic handicrafts Milan Vitasović, Marčana – traditional Istrian instruments, sprts, basketsOPG Predan Branko, Vodnjan – production of soaps, creams and lip balms from medicinal herbsHomemade handicraft Happy horses, Pula – leather products and souvenirsHome craft Eda Mirković, Vodnjan – decoupage box and box with Istrian motifsISTRIA GOURMETIstra Gourmet is the event that is being held for the 10th time this year. , organized by TZO Medulin. It is a fair of typical Istrian gourmet products, products for which Istria has become famous and recognizable – such as prosciutto, olive oil, truffles, wines, brandies, cheeses, honey, homemade cakes (candies, amaretti, ..), homemade jams .The fair is held from 15.06.-15.09., On Mondays in Premantura (placa), on Tuesdays in Medulin (waterfront) in the evening, from 15.06—31.08. from 20-23 h, and from 01.09.-15.09. from 19-22 h. This year it starts on Monday 18.06. with Premantura, and ends on 11.09. in Medulin. The special feature of the fair is that the products can be tasted and presented and sold by the producers themselves (small family farms) from the area of southern Istria. We want to bring domestic products and producers closer to our guests so that they take something typical Istrian to their homes instead of classic souvenirs, especially since one general trend in the world is turning to indigenous versus globalization. In addition, visitors in conversation with manufacturers can get additional information about how which product is produced, etc., which gives it extra charm.A total of 11 exhibitors are participating in the Istra Gourmet event, and the exhibitors are:Craft Kod Milana – prosciutto, ombolo and other meat specialtiesKalavojna doo – wines and brandiesOPG Fiore, OPG Tanger, OPG Crnobori – olive oilOPG Štoković, OPG Bulić – medcraft Vesna Loborika, OPG Jukopila – cheeses and other dairy productscraft Franco – marmaladeVR CHOCO ART – Istrian chocolate collectionISTRIA MIX Istra mix, ie the Fair of Istrian gourmet products and souvenirs – Istrian hand made and Istra gourmet, will also be held from 15.06. to 15.09. for the 8th year in a row in Fažana and the 4th year from 12.7. to 30.8. in Ližnjan.In Fažana, where the event will take place on Wednesday, in addition to the producers of souvenirs (listed on the list of Istrian hand made), the following producers of gourmet products are participating:TRGOVAČKI OBRT KOD MILANA, prosciutto, ombolo, sausagesOBRT VESNA LOBORIKA, cheeseOBRT FRANKO HRELJA, fig, marmaladecraft VR CHOCO ART, chocolate productsKALAVOJNA, doo, wines and sparkling winesAGROUDRUGA FAŽANA, olive oilOPG BULIĆ, medThe atmosphere will be complemented by folklore performed by KUD Kanfanar.20 exhibitors will take part in the Istra mix in Ližnjan, which will be held every Thursday from 23 pm to 8 pm on a green area in front of the Municipality.OPG Komparić, Marko Komparić – fig productsOPG Ivetac – olive oilMosca Bonsai – decorative items, souvenirs and jewelryPlacenta trade – frituleSvjetlana – decorative items and jewelryOlujić – independent artistHomemade Zgrablić Suzana – scented candles, lavender soapsHomemade Happy Horses – leather products and souvenirs Could this tourist story be better?Kudos to the Tourist Boards of Pula, Medulin and Fažana, that is what our tourism lacks. This is the foundation of a tourist destination development – respect yourself and you will respect others.Tourists want to get to know, feel, taste indigenous local products, even if you tell them a story that’s it – the essence of tourism. This must be the foundation of tourism of all tourist destinations, and the rest is an upgrade. The Germans don’t want to try German sausages, but our homemade ones. And if they like it, they will buy it and take it home where, in the company of their friends, they will spread the story of a great vacation and taste our home-made and indigenous sausage. Sausage is just a metaphor, we have to sell ourselves, our culture, gastronomy, history and identity. This is what tourists want to experience. This tourist story is so simple, and yet so ingenious. It should be the standard story of each of our tourist destinations.Also, not all events have to be megalomaniacal that attract tens or hundreds of thousands of visitors. In fact, it is the medium and small events that give the rhythm and soul of the city, have special charms, and participate in the final quality and impression of the destination. We must finally understand that tourism is not the sun and the sea, and that our greatest advantage is precisely this diversity through history, gastronomy, music, culture, customs and everything else. We have thousands of different indigenous stories, we just have to be who we are and tell those stories.Also, one should put oneself in the role of a guest. What can I do in the destination, what can I experience, what can we impress them with? What story might be interesting to them? These are questions we need to ask ourselves. The sun and the sea are great, but that’s not enough. The focus is on content, content and only quality and authentic content.Let us be what we are because tourists want to see, experience and taste just that. We do not need a new big idea of our tourism, but finally we have to be and sell what we are – Istrians, Dalmatians, Slavonians, Međimurje, Zagorje, Ličani…. Croats. Let’s be what we are – indigenous, authentic and credible! That is the story we have to tellTourism consists of emotions, experiences and stories. Tell stories, our stories
Valfresco Direkt is an online store that offers in one place the products of family farms, winemakers, olive growers and many other domestic producers with a long tradition in the production of healthy and quality food. Crucially, ValFresco Direkt offers partners year-round and continuous product placement, all-inclusive logistics and the ability to pick up products on the doorstep, as well as packaging and processing of products for the end consumer. Valfresco Direkt services will also be available for guests in Valamar’s camps with the prospect of further expansion to other Valamar destinations. For Valfresco Direkt, Valamar has contracted cooperation with about two hundred selected family farms and local producers, so we offer top products from Istria, Slavonia and Dalmatia with the aim of expanding cooperation to partners from all parts of Croatia to support the development of local economy and domestic production. . As part of the preparations for the restart of business, Valamar Riviera, the largest Croatian tourist company, in the past 60 days has designed and developed a new online store service called Valfresco Direkt, which is active since June 8 for Istria. Cooperation with over 200 family farms from Istria, Slavonia and Dalmatia All interested family farms and small producers can get more information about the project and the conditions of cooperation HERE
3 News 11 May 2012Prime Minister John Key coming out saying he isn’t personally opposed to same-sex marriage has prompted a lobby group to question the state’s right to re-invent marriage. Mr Key was asked about the issue after US president Barack Obama said he supports same-sex marriage, ending a period of equivocation on a divisive issue. “I am not personally opposed to gay marriage,” Mr Key said. “It’s possible that Parliament may consider a member’s bill at some stage, but it is not on the government’s agenda.” Mr Key’s position has triggered a response from lobby group Family First, which says the state didn’t invent marriage and has no authority to re-invent it.“A homosexual cannot now legally marry. But neither can a whole lot of other people,” the group’s national director, Bob McCoskrie, said. “A five-year-old boy cannot marry. Three people cannot get married to each other. A married man can’t marry another person. Two old aunties living together cannot marry. A father cannot marry his adult daughter. A football team cannot enact group marriage – the list is endless.” Being pro-marriage and wanting to maintain its definition as being between a man and a woman was not “anti-gay”, Mr McCoskrie said. Mr Key earlier said he didn’t think there was any clamour for gay marriage in New Zealand. Labour leader David Shearer says he personally supported marriage equality. Civil unions between same-sex couples have been allowed in New Zealand since 2005.http://www.3news.co.nz/Govt-cant-redefine-marriage—McCoskrie/tabid/1607/articleID/253892/Default.aspx#ixzz1uW2ERWqeLobbyists for gay marriage hope issue will be revisitedRadio NZ Morning Report 10 May 2012Responding to Barack Obama’s public support for gay marriage Prime Minister John Key says he also has no problem with same-sex marriage.http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/2518391/lobbyists-for-gay-marriage-hope-issue-will-be-revisited.asx
LifeSiteNews 16 November 2015I’d like the defenders of euthanasia and so-called “death with dignity” to explain something to me. How is the legalization and relentless promotion of “assisted suicide” not the “glorification of suicide”?I’m tired of all of transparently mindless babble about how “assisted suicide” is not a slippery slope. The phrase itself screams with denial: “Wanna kill yourself? Here, let us help you with that.” When helping people kill themselves is referred to as “end-of-life care” rather than “accomplice to murder,” who will be picking up the phone at the other end of the suicide prevention hot line?Here’s the thing. I know many people who struggle with depression. I would wager that everyone does. If we’re honest, we can admit that many people who struggle with mental illness would, in a particularly black moment, consider suicide if it was easily available and relatively painless. That is the reason the number one cause of death by gun in Canada is suicide—because many people who would not have ordinarily taken their own lives do so in a fit of palpable darkness.The idea that our government, our health care system, our society, would send such mixed signals to those contemplating suicide is criminally negligent and outright disgusting. Suicide is never the answer, campaigners used to say. Now, I suppose, they’ll have to qualify. Suicide is never the answer—except sometimes. It’s complicated!That’s already happening.Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.Consider Laura, a healthy 24-year-old from Belgium. Doctors recently approved her request for euthanasia, because she had “suicidal thoughts.” The solution to suicidal thoughts is now suicide, apparently. One of Laura’s friends, who was also suicidal, had died by euthanasia some time previously.The story hasn’t caused much of a stir, though. Five people a day die by euthanasia in Belgium, and reports have emerged that many elderly people are increasingly being killed without their consent, like aging house pets being put to sleep. For some reason, we’ve managed to abolish the death penalty for rapists and serial killers but approved the needle for the old, the sick, and the depressed.And then there is the Netherlands, where a report noted that a minimum of 50% of those killed by euthanasia were suffering from depression at the time. The Dutch researchers didn’t find this a big deal, stating that there was no reason to believe that the death requests by these people were not thought through properly, as if requesting death was not in and of itself a sign of warped thought processes.This is not some conspiracy theory, either. In 2013 the Dutch Health Minister Edith Schippers admitted that there had been at least 45 “psychiatric euthanasia deaths” in that year alone.The impact of families can be tragic, as Tom Mortier can attest. He filed a lawsuit with the European Court of Human Rights to challenge Belgium’s euthanasia laws after doctors killed his mother because of “untreatable depression”—and nothing else. The heart-broken Mortier, who wasn’t even contacted by anyone, said his mother was depressed because of a recent break-up—and the doctors who killed her didn’t even have any psychiatric qualifications.https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/how-is-assisted-suicide-anything-other-than-the-glorification-of-suicide
As of this writing, it was not yet confirmed if she was rapedpending the result of a medical examination. According to police investigation, thevictim, a Grade 8 student, was on her way to school when she was dragged to asugarcane plantation in the village and raped. It was around 6 a.m. Officers of the Cadiz City policestation conducted a manhunt operation against the suspect, who fled after theincident./PN A passerby discovered the girl’s bodyand rushed her to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital inthis city. Police believed that the suspect useda stone to hit the victim. BACOLOD City – A 13-year-old girl wasallegedly raped in Barangay Magsaysay, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental onMonday. The suspect was identified as thesecond cousin of the victim’s stepfather – whose name was withheld to protectthe victim’s identity.
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COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (July 18) – For the second occasion in 2020, the engines roared at Cottage Grove Speedway with a full pit area at the historical ¼-mile clay oval Saturday night. The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods would witness a giant-slaying as Hunter Bloom was large and in charge of the main event. The Eugene racer took control of the lead on lap one and remained there after the final circuit. It marked the first occasion that Bloom has graced victory lane in the division at The Grove. It was Ricky Ashley who managed to navigate his way past Maricle. Ashley stayed out in front the rest of the way to win his first race of 2020. The Mach-1 Sport Compacts went caution-free in their main event, and it started with Joe Maricle going to the front at the drop of the green flag. Maricle stayed in that position until getting passed on the third circuit. Checkers flew Saturday night at Cottage Grove Speedway for IMCA Modified winner Jake Mayden. (Photo by JRP Racing Photos) By Stephanie Deatherage John Campos wound up second with third going to Bricen James. More than 30 IMCA Modifieds inhabited the house for their second race of the year and Jake Mayden had his way with the field in earning his first local checkers of 2020. David Schmidt put in a second-place finish while behind him, in third, was Doug Coffman.
Press Association Speculation has continued that Jose Mourinho will be the man at the helm for the 2013-14 season after a Spanish TV show aired a picture of him shopping in Ikea in Madrid. Punto Pelota claimed the Real Madrid coach spent 200 euros on packing boxes and masking tape with the implication being it could be in preparation for a house move. Should Mourinho return, he is sure to want to build his team around men like Mata. The Spaniard’s decisive strike three minutes from time, although recorded as a Phil Jones own goal after a deflection off the defender, lifted the Londoners back into third in the Barclays Premier League with a priceless win. With a strong goal difference in their favour, they can now effectively secure a top-four place with victory over rivals Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. That would then put them in good heart as they step up preparations for the Europa League final against Benfica later this month. But with Chelsea having already played a club-record 65 games – after campaigns in the Champions League, Europa League, Club World Cup and extended domestic cup runs – Mata concedes the players are feeling the effects. Mata added: “I felt in the first half, and sometimes second half, we played a bit slow, maybe because of the amount of games that we have already played during the season. “I think it is normal. When you arrive at the end of the season your legs are a bit tired, mentally as well – but you have to be ready because it is the most important part of the season. “I think we fight until the end.” Juan Mata has vowed to shake off any weariness to ensure Chelsea complete their troubled and epic season with success in two European challenges. Mata made the difference as the Blues kept themselves on course for Champions League football next season – their prime remaining objective of the campaign – with a 1-0 win at Manchester United. The 25-year-old told Chelsea TV: “It wasn’t our best game.”
“When the goals went in it was something quite incredible,” he said. “The stadium, the team, the staff and the fans did us proud in front of a worldwide audience. “The passion the people have got for this showed when the goals went in. “It is something that is going to be massively important for us going forward. They are our 12th man.” Despite conceding two goals at set-pieces, Pellegrini refused to single out any of his defenders or keeper Joe Hart, who hesitated when deciding whether to come for the ball for the first of Campbell’s brace. He said: “I have not seen them yet, but defending set-pieces is the duty of all the team. Not just the goalkeepers and the defenders. “It does not matter who is guilty with the two corners, conceding from two corners is too much, it is too important an area. “When we scored the first goal I thought it would be easier for us as we were playing a team defending with 10 players inside their box. “It was very difficult for us and I think while we did not do a very good match we did not play badly. “We had the patience to try and score, we did it but it was a pity with the two corners.” Few had given the Welsh club a chance of pulling off an upset in their first Barclays Premier League home game, and they fell behind to Edin Dzeko’s stunning strike early in the second half. But they hit back as Aron Gunnarsson tapped in from close range before Campbell lost Pablo Zabaleta twice from corners to head home and spark scenes of delirium at Cardiff City Stadium. Malky Mackay backed Fraizer Campbell to force his way into the England squad after the striker grabbed two goals in Cardiff’s stunning 3-2 win over Manchester City. Alvaro Negredo got a goal back for City in stoppage time, and spurned a last-gasp chance for an equaliser, but it was not enough as manager Maneul Pellegrini was given a rude awakening after their handsome opening win over Newcastle. Campbell’s career has been heavily affected by injuries since making his breakthrough at Manchester United, but his pace constantly troubled Joleon Lescott and his stand-in defensive partner Javi Garcia. His manager believes performances of this quality mean he could soon be adding to his solitary England cap. Mackay said: “I thought Fraizer Campbell gave their whole back four problems today. “He is someone I was delighted to get when we managed to get him in from Sunderland for £600,000. I thought it was an incredible bit of business on our behalf and he hit the ground running. “He needed to get fit and he needed to get sharper and he needed to regain belief in his own ability and that is what we gave him. “He worked hard over the summer and I now think I have a player there who has had an England cap and, over the piece, I think could force his way back into that squad if he keeps his head down and keeps working and playing like that against top, top players.” Mackay also praised the raucous support his side received from the 27,000-strong crowd as they claimed one of the most famous wins in the club’s history. Press Association
Grab that umbrella! The rain is about to return.Deep tropical moisture will be moving into South Florida on Wednesday evening, increasing our rain and storm chances to 50 percent during the overnight hours.That trend will continue throughout Thursday, as chances increase to 70 percent with high temps in the mid 80s.On Friday, we can again expect locally heavy rain and lightning storms, with a 90 percent chance of the wet stuff and another day of mid 80s. The locally heavy rain will increase the flood threat due to the heavy rain some areas received previous weeks.Courtesy: WPTV NewsChannel 5Much of the area will see between one and two inches of rain each day, with locally higher amounts.Meanwhile, Fathers Day weekend will continue to be cloudy, with rain chances at 60 percent on Saturday and 50 percent for Sunday, with highs in the upper 80s both days.We’ll start to dry out on Monday and Tuesday, with partly sunny skies and with highs around 90. A few scattered showers and a thunderstorms remain possible both days.